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Why work in law in local government?


As a lawyer, you want to make a tangible difference. Local Government creates opportunities unlike any other legal environment, with the chance to improve our economy, our local communities and impact on every angle of our daily lives. Full of challenge, creativity and innovation, and value led in its approach, the practice of law in local government is stimulating, satisfying and forward thinking. Whether it be using your legal skills to tackle climate change, regenerate town centres, protect vulnerable children and adults, battle pandemics, manage licensed premises, or assisting in managing the housing stock and its residents; you will have responsibility in your role, investment in ongoing training and development, and a career path that can lead to influential senior positions at Director level. The working environment is fair, diverse, supportive and flexible, with a good benefit package.